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About the job

Salary: £18,933 - £19,312 a year £11,572 - £11,804 a year actual salary
Hours per week: 26.25 , Term time plus 5 days

Putteridge Primary School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Cook to join our highly effective team. 
The post is term-time only plus 5 days.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to be part of a highly motivated exceptional team who strive to establish the highest standards.
Your core role will be to provide fresh, nutritious food for our children.   
A Food Hygiene certificate in food safety or similar qualification would be preferable but this could be completed in house.
Knowledge of School Food standards is desirable as well as an understanding of environmental health.  It is the Cook’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all the relevant legislation relating to the school kitchen.  
The role is 26.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 1.30pm.  

You will need to:-
•    Have recent and relevant experience of working within a kitchen environment, preferably within a school setting.
•    Be a committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively.
•    Be friendly, caring and hardworking. 
•    Be able to use own initiative to react to ever changing situations.

We are a vibrant, 3 form entry primary school on the edge of Luton, bordering Hertfordshire. We have invested heavily to ensure that this is a quality learning environment for the children and a wonderful workplace for our staff.  Our culture embraces excellence at all levels.

We are blessed with having children who want to learn and enjoy their time in school.

The closing date for applications will be on Wednesday 8th December 2021 - please ensure that you answer the criteria laid out in the person specification when completing the application.

Interview date is to be confirmed.  

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and warmly welcomed.

Please contact Cecilia McCarthy on 01582 728262 to make an appointment or email  



Application process

Apply online - Supporting statement questions are attached along with the JD & PS

Additional information

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

CVs will not be accepted for posts based in school, application must be made on the form provided. Putteridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.